Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater • Albany, OR

Now in our 73rd season

The Great Gatsby

by Maeve Z O’Connor
Adapted from the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Directed by: Loriann Schmidt

Performances: Jan. 26, 27, 28(m), Feb. 2, 3, 4(m), 8, 9, 10, 2024

On Demand Streaming tickets for The Great Gatsby are available HERE through February 29.
Individual: $15; Group: $20

The Great Gatsby is a timeless tale of love and tragedy set in the Jazz Age of New York. Gatsby, a self made millionaire pursues a former lover, Daisy and his pursuit meets with a tragic end. This adaptation draws the audience’s attention to themes of equity and privilege, and showcases Daisy’s strength and character. Crafted from the beloved novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this show is a World Premiere performance by Portland playwright Maeve Z O’Connor.


Loriann Schmidt has done theater all her life.  Starting in 2nd grade with an appearance in The Music Man, the theater bug (and lighting bug) has always been with her.  Her first light board was her own invention (in high school) made with rheostats and an old suitcase, a ton of soldering lead and a whiff of smoke.  A long string of shows both professional and community as costume designer, light designer, stage manager, assistant director and director followed and the rest, they say, is history.  Most recently, Loriann has directed shows at Pentacle, Keizer Homegrown Theatre and a private school in Beaverton.  She serves on the board at Keizer Homegrown Theatre and has been active in other areas of Albany Civic Theatre as Lighting Manager, costume designer and all-around Helpful Person.  She is thrilled to be making her directorial debut at Albany Civic Theatre with this wonderful piece of Americana – The Great Gatsby.

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Cast of Characters

Nick Carraway: Robert Henry
Jay Gatsby: Marc Wassom
Daisy Buchanan: Aja Cook
Tom Buchanan: Nic Anundson
Jordan Baker: Lydia Parker
Meyer Wolfsheim/Henry Gatz: Bill Brown

Played by Ensemble:
Myrtle Wilson: Penny Bays
George Wilson: Jade Kasbohm
Catherine/Michaelis: Lexi Faber
Mr. McKee: Navid Azam
Mrs. McKee/Klipspringer: Bernadette Feyerherm
Other Characters: Kelsie Walker, Sophia Smith, Jojo Strickland